legend Fernando Alonso BACKS Michael Masi’s controversial Abu Dhabi decision and sympathises with axed race director

SACKED F1 race director Michael Masi has been backed over his handling of the Abu Dhabi GP fiasco by Fernando Alonso. Masi was accused of being manipulated by Red Bull to set-up a final lap showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. But Alonso, 40, who was team-mates with Hamilton during their time together at McLaren, told The Race: “On the whole theme of Abu Dhabi, maybe I have a different opinion, I don’t think that there was anything wrong there. “I don’t think that they changed it [the race control structure] because of Abu Dhabi, or I hope not.”. “I think it is harsh, I think he was in a very difficult position last year.

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